Choice Options

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What are Choice Options?

Bend-La Pine Schools' choice options provide learning opportunities that are significantly different from our traditional programs, while meeting the same standards and requirements as other schools within the district.

When and how to apply?

Choice option schools require families to submit an enrollment request form, either online or in person. The enrollment request process is currently open.

The Choice Options Enrollment Request forms are due at 3 p.m. March 23, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more about our choice option schools and how to submit an enrollment request on our Choice Options Schools and Enrollment webpage.


Choice Option Schools

Learn more about our choice option schools and how to submit an enrollment request on our Choice Options Schools and Enrollment webpage.

Our K-8 choice option schools and programs are:

Our high school choice options are:


Registration Process:

  • Registration for the 2018-19 school year will open in January when we return from winter break.
  • Registration for the 2018-19 school year will close at 3 p.m. on March 23, 2018. No exceptions will be made for late applications.
  • Interested parents are strongly encouraged to attend parent information meetings and tours for the schools in which they are interested to learn about the lottery process, available transportation, and individual school programs. Program information for each school is provided at that school's information night.
  • Choice option enrollment request forms are available at each choice option school or use our online form
  • Students may only apply to ONE magnet school. If multiple applications are filed, all applications will be eliminated from the lottery. (Students may apply to a magnet school and to the Spanish Dual Immersion Program and/or a charter school.)
  • Siblings of current magnet students must complete the Choice Options Enrollment Request Form for placement at that same choice options school.
  • Notification of lottery results will be mailed.

Eligibility

  • The choice options enrollment request process is open only to current residents within Bend-La Pine Schools attendance areas.
  • For kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.
  • Siblings of current magnet students must complete the Choice Options Enrollment Request Form for placement at that same choice options school.

Lottery Process

  • The lottery will be held after spring break each year and parents will be notified of their student's status by mid-April.
  • Acceptance into one of the magnet programs is non-transferable.

Transportation

Modified bus transportation is available for some magnet schools and programs. Please see the Transportation web page for details.

Waitlist

Once the lottery is completed, and an opening occurs, the first name on the waiting list becomes eligible to fill that spot. A family will have one opportunity to rotate to the bottom of the waiting list, rather than accepting an opening mid-year. The second time a family becomes eligible, they must either accept the opening or be removed from the waiting list.



Learn More About Choice Options

Neighborhood Schools

Bend-La Pine Schools is proud of the robust programs offered at our neighborhood schools. Discover your neighborhood school through our Attendance Areas web page.

Parents wishing to send their children to a non-magnet school in another attendance area must fill out an Attendance Area Change Request form by March 1.